Participation

Jack mackerel school of fish

PARTICIPATION 

Commission Members

  1. Australia
  2. Republic of Chile
  3. People's Republic of China
  4. Cook Islands
  5. Republic of Cuba
  6. Republic of Ecuador
  7. European Union
  8. Kingdom of Denmark in respect of the Faroe Islands
  9. Republic of Korea
  10. New Zealand
  11. Republic of Panama
  12. Republic of Peru
  13. Russian Federation
  14. Chinese Taipei
  15. The United States of America
  16. Republic of Vanuatu

 

Cooperating non-Contracting Parties (CNCPs)

States or fishing entities whose vessels fish in the Convention Area are requested to become party to the Convention or to agree to cooperate fully in the implementation of conservation and management measures adopted by the Commission (see Article 32 of the Convention, Non-Parties). To facilitate such cooperation, the Commission has established Decision 2-2018 to allow recognition of the status of Cooperating non-Contracting Parties (CNCPs).

  1. Belize
  2. Curaçao
  3. Republic of Liberia

 

Observer Organisations

Rule 9.1 of the Rules of Procedure regulates the admittance of other States or entities and organisations as Observers in the meetings of the Commission and its subsidiary bodies.

 

States and other entities that have participated in the meetings of the SPRFMO

The meetings of the SPRFMO are open to States or any other entity referred to in Article 1 paragraph 2(b) of the Convention that has jurisdiction over waters adjacent to the Convention Area or with an interest in the work of the Commission. The following have participated in Commission meetings:

  1. France (Territories)
  2. Kingdom of Tonga
  3. Republic of Angola
  4. Japan
  5. Republic of Colombia


Inter-Governmental Organisations

The FAO, other specialised agencies of the United Nations, other regional fisheries management organisations and other relevant intergovernmental organisations, invited by the Commission. The following have participated in Commission meetings:

  1. Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL)
  2. Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP)
  3. Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
  4. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)
  5. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)
  6. International Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Network (IMCS)
  7. Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS, for its name in Spanish)
  8. Pacific Islands Fisheries Forum Agency (FFA)
  9. Red contra la Pesca INDNR
  10. UNEP
  11. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 

 

Non-Governmental Organisations

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including environmental organisations and fishing industry organisations with an interest in the work of the Commission, invited by the Commission pursuant to paragraph 2 of Rule 9. The following NGOs have observer status in SPRFMO:

  1. ANAPESCA A.G.
  2. Associated Press (AP)
  3. Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS)
  4. Birdlife International
  5. Comité para el Manejo Sustentable del Calamar Gigante del Pacifico Sur (CALAMASUR)
  6. Center for Development and Sustainable Fisheries (CeDePesca)
  7. Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC)
  8. Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand (ECONZ)
  9. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  10. Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI)
  11. Fundacion TERRAM
  12. Greenpeace International
  13. Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
  14. International Coalition of Fisheries Associations
  15. Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
  16. High Seas Fisheries Group Inc. (HSFG)
  17. Oceana
  18. The PEW Charitable Trusts
  19. WWF